Nicholas VenOsdel, MD
- Virtual visits
I am a pediatrician practicing at Allina Health Hastings Clinic with professional interests in well care of infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children, eczema, asthma and laceration repair. I offer face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
Hometown: Willmar, Minnesota
I am passionate about: advocating for the health, wellness and happiness of children. It is the best investment we can make for the future and I find it incredibly fulfilling. In doing this, I also enjoy helping parents discover their confidence and pride in parenthood.
If I wasn't a pediatrician, I would be a: homesteader because I like building and fixing things. I also grew up in the country and I love the idea of living off the land, working with my hands, tending a garden and raising animals.
I became a pediatrician because: I felt that being a physician was my calling. When I was in college, I saw health care as the best opportunity for me to build relationships, show compassion and have a lasting positive impact on others.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is: practicing effective communication. I have realized that even the smartest physicians in the world will be ineffective if they are not able to work as a team and connect with their patients on a personal level. Communication is crucial to excellent health care, because it can either help take down barriers or put them up.
My personal health goal is: to eat healthier, homegrown food and find a way to exercise that doesn't feel like work.
I am most proud of: seeing my children grow and develop the same quirks and personality traits that brought my wife and I together many years ago.
- Family activities
- Home remodeling
- University of Minnesota Medical School
- Bethel University
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Years of experience
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Major health plans we accept
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we accept
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)